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Old June 7th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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i hope im posting this in the right spot im new with aftermarket rims time to get rid of my stock rims and run bigger tires my question is right now i am running 31x10.50x15 tires on my stock rims and they rub the lower control arms when turning and about 1 inch away from my rear leaf springs im wanting to run 33x12.50x15 inch tires is 3 5/16 backspacing enough where i will be fine running 2 inch wider tires or do i need more backspacing im looking at mickey thompson classic ll rims 15x8 with 3 5/16 backspacing if that helps
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They should work but do a quick test or two to see before you buy. Take a stock wheel off and lay it flat on the ground face down. Take a straight edge about 12-15" long and lay it on the rim where the tire beed seats. Measure down to the flat spot where the wheel bolts to the rotor. Subtract a 1/4 " or so for aluminum and 1/8" for steel for the thickness of the rim itself where the tire bead sits. This is your stock backspacing.

Use this measurment to determine what you need. Remember your tire gets 2" wider but only 1" wider on the inside, and 1" outside where it may hit fender flares.
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